Your Weekly Fix of Kid Funnies (a 7QT post)

___1___ We finished Jazzercise last Friday and Michael ran away from me on the way to the car. When I caught him I swung him high up over my head. “Whoa, baby, you’re about to be too big for me to do that,” I said. “What am I gonna do when you get too big…

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Nicholas Speaks

As promised, it’s time for a post of Nicholas-isms. Are you ready? Here are some of the memorable things that came out of his mouth this week. Random one-liners “Yay, my muscles are all growed!” (after finishing his milk) “Mommy, how do you get rid of a Christmas tree?” (On September 2nd.) “Mommy, how do…

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In Which A Road Trip With My Children Gives Me Endless Material For A Blog Post

This week, I had occasion to spend two hours in the back of the van, squished between my two middle children. It was extremely illuminating. You know how children are always screaming, “Stop touching me!”? Yeah, I might have been heard to say that a dozen times once or twice. Nicholas, you see, felt a…

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Should Men Shave….Everything?

As bloggers, sometimes we take ourselves too seriously. We get so caught up in the prettiness of our prose and the profundity of our thoughts, we start to think that the most important thing we do is get site traffic and lots of comments. Well, yesterday I wrote a very heartfelt post, and your response…

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Night Terrors, 2.0

In the dead of night, something wakes me, I don’t know what, and I don’t have time to trace auditory memory backward to find out, because my husband is sitting bolt upright in bed, screaming. Not yelling, not screaming at–screaming. At virtually the same instant, a child starts screaming, too, the two of them screaming…

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Nicholas Is A Comic Strip Waiting To Be Written (a 7QT post)

For example: ___1___ Early this week, in the middle of the night, Nicholas woke me up with his wailing. He’s been having epic nosebleeds again lately, so of course I rocketed out of bed and tore across the hallway, but it soon became clear there was no blood on him. “What’s the matter, honey?” I…

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And Then, My Laundry Pile Moved…

It’s a crazy day as usual in the Basi household. My mother would shake her head if she saw me stepping through the laundry pile at the top of my stairs, on my way to drop the last diaper in the washing machine before I run it. Detergent, push, spin the dial, pull, wash hands, step through…

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7QT: Of Moles and Munchkins (mostly)

___1___ It’s almost Lent, folks! I know, I’m ahead of the game, but I have a good reason: I am hosting a giveaway for my new book, Bring Lent To Life. If you’re a Catholic mother with young (or youngish) children, click over and leave a comment for a chance to win a signed copy! Okay, now…

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The Comedienne

There comes a time in every young child’s life when he or she suddenly discovers humor. It’s a gratifying moment for a parent to see the development of a new cognitive level…but it forces you to put up with incomprehensible jokes. Lucky me: my middle two have reached their jokester stage at the same time.…

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“Eyes Ahead”

If you’ve never been walking with Julianna when she runs smack into something at eye level, you might not understand why we laughed so hard when this book came home in her backpack. My name is Julianna. This is a story about keeping my eyes ahead. Sometimes when I walk, I look down at the…

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